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USS Mahan Shooting Leaves Two Dead

USS Mahan Shooting Leaves Two Dead

By Sean Patterson March 25, 2014

A shooting aboard the USS Mahan has left two people dead and is raising questions about the Navy’s security procedures. According to the U.S. Navy, one male sailor was shot and killed aboard the Mahan at around 11:20 pm Monday …

Soldier Jailed For Fuel Theft in Afghanistan Soldier Jailed For Fuel Theft in Afghanistan

The U.S. Department of Justice this week announced that former U.S. Army Specialist Stephanie Charboneau has been sentenced to seven years and three months in prison for her role in a plot to steal fuel from the U.S. Army. Last …

U.S. Military to Buy 100K Electric Cars This Decade U.S. Military to Buy 100K Electric Cars This Decade

Sales of electric vehicles are finally showing promise, with predictions showing the vehicles making up to 7% of the light vehicle market by 2020. Though consumers will undoubtedly find value in ditching gas, it also seems that the U.S. government …

Japanese Troops Being Trained in California Japanese Troops Being Trained in California

Members of the Japan‘s Self-Defense Force this week are training on the southern coast of California. According to an Associated Press report, the troops are being trained for the next two weeks by U.S. Marines. The training will specifically train …

Manhattan Project Worker Dies at Age 92 Manhattan Project Worker Dies at Age 92

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The Associated Press is reporting that Nathan Safferstein, a counterintelligence agent for the Manhattan Project, has died. Safferstein’s family told the AP that he died Tuesday, March 5 at his home in the Bronx. He had been suffering from an …

NORAD Evacuated Over Suspicious Packages NORAD Evacuated Over Suspicious Packages

The Associated Press is reporting that the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) headquarters near Colorado Springs was evacuated for around four and a half hours on Thursday. The evacuation of around 1,500 people took place because of five “suspicious” …

Limbaugh “Ashamed” of the U.S. Over Sequestration Limbaugh “Ashamed” of the U.S. Over Sequestration

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This week conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh embarked on a tirade during his show and ended up admitting that he is “ashamed” of the U.S. The host blasted the issue of sequestration, calling it a repeat of other “crises” …

Underwater Drones Being Developed U.S. Military Underwater Drones Being Developed U.S. Military

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The Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the wing of the U.S. Department of Defense that develops future military technology, has announced plans to place unmanned military pods at the bottom of the ocean. The idea is to use hide …

Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Dies at Age 78 Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Dies at Age 78

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U.S. General Herbert “Stormin’” Norman Schwarzkopf has died at age 78. Schwarzkopf served as the commander-in-chief of the U.S. Central Command, where he famously led coalition forces during the Gulf War. According to the New York Times, Schwarzkopf died in …

WWE Announces Partnership With Hire Heroes USA
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WWE announced today that it will be partnering with Hire Heroes USA, an organization dedicated to customized job search training and assistants for U.S. military veterans. WWE will be making a donation to the organization and using its media presence …

Sub Boss Faked Death, Says U.S. Navy
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One month ago, U.S. Navy Commander Michael Ward II was assigned to administrative duties while Navy officials investigated whether or not Ward had faked his own death. This week, a Navy report has surfaced that indicates Ward did indeed send …

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal a Non-Event, Says Study

A study released today shows that the repeal of the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy was largely a non-event, not the military-breaking doomsday some of the policy’s supporters predicted. When the policy was repealed almost one year ago, …

Navy Cmdr. Michael Ward II Faked Death to End Affair
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A submarine commander in the U.S. Navy is in danger of losing his position after allegedly faking his own death in an effort to end an affair. Navy Commander Michael Ward II has been assigned to administrative duties, according to …

DARPA Hypersonic Glider Runs Hot, Peels Itself Apart DARPA Hypersonic Glider Runs Hot, Peels Itself Apart

Back in August, the U.S. Military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, conducted the second test flight of their experimental hypersonic vehicle, the HTV-2. The project was part of a data collecting mission, a way to test global strike …

DARPA HTV2 Launch: Follow 13,000 MPH Plane on Twitter DARPA HTV2 Launch: Follow 13,000 MPH Plane on Twitter
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Today, the U.S. Military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will conduct the second-ever test flight of the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2, or HTV-2. What’s so special about the HTV-2? Maybe the fact that it can reach top speeds …

U.S. Military to Manipulate Social Media
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The United States Military can now add Facebook trolling to its growing list of endeavors.  As ridiculous as that sounds, according to an exclusive at The Guardian, that’s exactly what is going on. They report that United States Central Command …

Google Maps Come Under Military Fire

OK, not literally, but Google’s Street View mapping crew could face the might of the U.S. military–should they ever try to take photos of its bases again.

According to the LA Times, Google’s vehicles were allowed on to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, provided they didn’t take any video or photographs.